Category: Maintenance

Maintenance
Cracking Down on Unwanted Smoking

For those who live in multifamily residential buildings, the scenario is all too familiar: a neighbor lights up a cigarette inside their unit, and the smoke travels through the hallway and finds its way into neighboring residents’ homes. So…

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Maintenance
Night of the Living Pests!

Few people in the New York City area—be they renters, buyers, or even just commuters—have managed to navigate the daily grind without coming eye-to-eye or face-to-face with the whiskers, antennae or stingers of some vile creature, be it ant…

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Maintenance
Mice Infestations: They're Still a Problem

Lying in bed, in the dark quiet before you fall into that much-anticipated slumber, a soft scratching sound finds its way to your ears and you bolt upright. You don’t want to turn the light on, you don’t want to look, it could just be the h…

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Exterior
Green Roofs: A Primer

With the bitter chill of winter finally giving way to the thaw, it’s come time again for green things to start shooting up from the ground and make the world a nicer place to live in. It isn’t just the ground where things grow though, over …

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Maintenance
2016 April Beware of Mold

If you own, manage or maintain any New York State private or public property that has had a moisture intrusion event, mold growth, resident/occupant complaint, or a due diligence request you need to know if this law applies to you.  On Janu…

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Maintenance
2016 April Tool Box Must Haves for Your Building Staff

Many times I have looked at a repair bill or troubleshooting project and said to myself, “there had to have been a more effective and less expensive way to have found this out or to have accomplished the same results.” Look for Ways to Sav…

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Maintenance
2016 April The Drone Debate

Drones. Everyone has heard of them. No one is sure what to make of them. Are they destined to be the scourge of the skies? Or are they simply a brilliant convenience that will allow regular folks to complete everyday tasks from the comfort …

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Maintenance
2016 April Location, Location, Location

Though the real estate crisis didn't rattle New York City to nearly the degree that it did other markets around the country, construction still stalled on many new developments during the recent recession. It’s not only location or the newe…

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Maintenance
2016 April Working on Landmarked Buildings

Historic landmarks offer striking examples of New York City’s rich architectural heritage and the vintage architecture is one of the New York’s greatest charms. But not all landmarked buildings are commercial or public structures—many house…

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